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Restaurante Los Lagartos

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Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
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Treasure Island, Florida
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374 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you looking to eat in a place with a view, this is it. The only problem is that it is only open for a few hours and they only have the buffet. We had great seats observing the view and even saw a cayman. The buffet is at best average and they tend to run out of several items.... More 

Thank bandit153
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we ate lunch buffet nice and clean servers were friendly and attentive. We got to see little cocodrilo outside by the lake and we got a chance to feed them bread! 😱 first time i saw one live and moving

Thank Liz P
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have taken visiting friends there in years past, and enjoyed the foods we selected from the menu. This time it was a pretty expensive buffet only, and of the four of us, we had nothing we really liked, other than the desserts. The fish and chicken were tasteless, the pork was mostly tasteless fat. There were many buses full... More 

Thank Marilyn M
La Pine, Oregon
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123 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Same food as at Resort for dinner. Nice outside dining with view of river and ships passing through the canal.

Thank richard s
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We were heading to Agua Clara Locks and stopped for lunch as a detour. Buffet was OK, but quite expensive at over $100 for two adults and two kids. Not much else in Gamboa though.

Thank Marcus P
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

When staying at Gambia Rainforest Resort they brag of 3 restaurants. This is one of them. It's the main restaurant. They have expensive prices for average tasting food and poor service. Most people are bused to the resort so you can't leave to go else where.

1 Thank t d
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went on a Sunday during the Green Season. Not too crowded, and I was quickly seated. The buffet had three main sections - salads & cold dishes, hot dishes, and desserts. The food was average+, but the price was pretty steep - with tax $30.

Thank CtFreddie
Brockville, Canada
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221 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed eating lunch here while we were on a tour of the Gamboa rain forest. The view over the Panama Canal and the Chagres River and was phenomenal! The customer service was excellent. The variety of foods at the buffet was terrific as there was absolutely something there to please everyone. We especially enjoyed all... More 

Thank deb-terr
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has really good view of the Chagress river and the ships passing through the Panama canal. Was overpriced but for us it was part of the package. The quality and the variety of the food was not that great and could be improved a bit. The staff was quite nice and helpful as you find everywhere else in... More 

Thank Rajesh P
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We went here to eat lunch during our weekend off on our work trip to Panama. Overlooks the canal. Buffet only and contains a mix of cold and hot dishes, with a sizeable selection of pasta and vegetable salads, quality was OK to my taste. Desserts are also available. I ordered a beer and received a can which was at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamboa Rainforest Resort | Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 0801, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Gamboa
This restaurant belongs to the hotel and is located on the Chagres river in a separate complex from the hotel. It was opened since 1998 or 1999 before the hotel started to operate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?